The Wright “B” Flyer, a modern lookalike of the Wright brothers’ first production airplane, has short legs and is tiring to fly. Instead, the nonprofit organization’s volunteers will disassemble the 3,400-pound biplane, carefully load it into a custom trailer and have it hauled overland to Oshkosh, where the same scenario will play out in reverse to put it together and fly it.
Transporting the next-generation Wright “B” Flyer will be a much simpler affair. The organization is designing another one-of-kind flyer, this one designed for easy disassembly and scaled to fit in a standard shipping container that will allow the nonprofit to show and display the airplane worldwide. [Read more…]
The grandson of Bernard Pietenpol, who is known as the Father of the Homebuilt Aircraft, has joined with Aircraft Spruce to offer Pietenpol Air Camper kits.
When Continental Motors recently announced FAA Type Certification of its new alternative fuel powerplant, IO-360-AF, this encouraged Flight Design to move its test article C4 from the fabrication plant to its German headquarters in Kamenz, where it will undergo final tests leading to first flight of the new design. [Read more…]
Cirrus Aircraft has introduced the 2015 Generation 5 SR22 Special Edition: Australis.
Designed and configured for the Australian market, the Australis is tailored specifically to the climate, conditions and remote area flight operations that pilots in Australia regularly experience, according to company officials. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Sonex Aircraft reports several milestones in the SubSonex Personal Jet program during the month of February: The first SubSonex kit shipped from the Sonex factory; four new SubSonex model JSX-2 pilots were minted in Moriarty, N.M.; and Bob Carlton received his Low-Level Statement of Aerobatic Competency (SAC) card for the SubSonex in-preparation for the 2015 airshow season. [Read more…]
The all-electric personal air vehicle, featuring four propellers powered by four separate electric motors, moves in reaction to shifts in the rider’s weight, he explained. [Read more…]